Monday Brain Exchange Week 29- Music Montage

I am having a serious issue with links- for whatever reason, when you all link your questions, they are not ping-ing back to me.  Last week the only one I got was from Darlene.  I’m working on trying to figure out why they are coming back to me, but for this week and until I figure it out, just let me know in comments that you participated and I’ll make sure to credit you.  Thanks 🙂

Every Monday, at the end of the current weeks M.B.E answer, I will post a question for the following week.  This way you can cue your post for Monday if you wish.  If Monday doesn’t work for you, you can still play along any day of the week that works best. If you want to play along, all you have to do is post the question and your answer on your own blog.  Link your post to my blog so that I know you have participated, and in the following weeks post, I will link all the participant blogs from the prior week.

This Weeks Topic: Music Montage

This Weeks Question: If you had a soundtrack for your training and racing, what songs would appear on it?

I listen to so many different songs when I work out, I wouldn’t even know where to begin.  I like everything from country, to 80’s pop to hip hop depending on what workout I am doing and what mood I am in at the time.  Instead of listing all my songs, which would take forever and possibly bore you out of your skull, I shuffled my Ipod and chose the first 10 that came up.

Pink- So what

Eminem- Soldier

Chevelle- Send the pain below

Black Eyed Peas- Boom Boom Pow

Paramore- Decode

DJ Khaled- All I do is win

Sugarland- Down in the Mississippi

Tom Petty- American Girl

Black Eyed Peas- Let the beat rock

All American Rejects- Move along

I am currently working on putting together another new playlist for marathon training- and I want some new tunes to add to the mix.  Even if you don’t participate in MBE, let me know your favorites in the comments below!

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Next Weeks Topic: Your First Kicks

Next Weeks Question: All runners have a connection to their shoes.  Tell the story behind how you came to love the kicks you’re in- what were your first shoes?  What do you wear now?  Do you stick to one shoe or change it up?

Monday Brain Exchange Week 28- Socially Networking

I am slacking again on the links, I know- please bear with me…I am on vacation 🙂

Every Monday, at the end of the current weeks M.B.E answer, I will post a question for the following week.  This way you can cue your post for Monday if you wish.  If Monday doesn’t work for you, you can still play along any day of the week that works best. If you want to play along, all you have to do is post the question and your answer on your own blog.  Link your post to my blog so that I know you have participated, and in the following weeks post, I will link all the participant blogs from the prior week.

This Weeks Topic: Social Networking

This Weeks Question: Do you use Facebook, Twitter, Daily Mile etc… to socially network for your blog?

I am addicted to Facebook. Entirely too much.  I have been a member for over five years but I didn’t really care about it at first.  I would say in the last two years it has crept into my life and now I love it.  I love how it keeps me in touch with my friends that I otherwise wouldn’t see.  But I don’t use it for my blog- my blog doesn’t have a page and I don’t post my posts there.  For me, it would just be another thing for me to keep up with and I don’t think I would be very good at doing so.

As for other social networking sites, I don’t use any.  I used to use Daily Mile and I actually really loved it…but again…just another thing to keep up with and I didn’t do a good job.  I seriously needed to downsize all of the things I was trying to do- and since I already have a log I keep my stats on, I really didn’t need it.  And twitter…well tweeters, you will NEVER see me send a tweet.  Just can’t get into it.  Oh, and I don’t need another addiction!!!

 

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Next Weeks Topic: Music Montage

Next Weeks Question: If you had a soundtrack for your training and racing, what songs would appear on it?

Monday Brain Exchange Week 27- Races & Vacations

Last Week’s Players will be linked tomorrow- Sorry- I forgot I have off today and all my info is saved on the work computer!

Every Monday, at the end of the current weeks M.B.E answer, I will post a question for the following week.  This way you can cue your post for Monday if you wish.  If Monday doesn’t work for you, you can still play along any day of the week that works best. If you want to play along, all you have to do is post the question and your answer on your own blog.  Link your post to my blog so that I know you have participated, and in the following weeks post, I will link all the participant blogs from the prior week.

This Weeks Topic: Racing and Vacations

This Weeks Question: Do you make vacations out of your races when they are far from home?

I love to travel, so for me, finding destination races is part of the fun.  If the race is already going to cost me a flight and days off from work, I see no reason why it shouldn’t be made into a vacation!  In the past, I have done this with at least three of my races and have a few planned for this year as well.

I hope that when I have a family, I can continue finding races while vacationing.  I think it is a good way to keep doing what I love while also including my family.

This Friday, I leave for Florida.  While I am not racing and this is a R&R long weekend away…Victoria and I cannot let go of our training.  We have an open water swim planned as well as a few runs and we even scoped out our gym so we can lift one day.  One of the best things about taking trips with friends who are also training, is that they totally get it.

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Next Weeks Topic: Social Networking

Next Weeks Question: Do you use Facebook, Twitter, Daily Mile etc… to socially network for your blog?

Monday Brain Exchange Week 26- Keeping It Fun In Extreme Weather

Last Week’s Players: Steve, Kandi, Kim, Kera  (if I missed you, let me know and I’ll get you linked in)

Every Monday, at the end of the current weeks M.B.E answer, I will post a question for the following week.  This way you can cue your post for Monday if you wish.  If Monday doesn’t work for you, you can still play along any day of the week that works best. If you want to play along, all you have to do is post the question and your answer on your own blog.  Link your post to my blog so that I know you have participated, and in the following weeks post, I will link all the participant blogs from the prior week.

This Weeks Topic: Extreme Weather & Keeping it Fun

This Weeks Question: Do you deal with any types of extreme weather where you live?  Heat warnings, a lot of snow, frequent tornados?  How do you keep your workouts fresh and fun when you are stuck indoors?

We experience all 4 seasons here in NJ, but there are years you wouldn’t know that since it can go from extreme heat to extreme cold.  And of course, the best times to run are Spring and Fall but they come and go too quick!

The only times I do not run outside are in the winter when it is snow/ice or below 30 degrees and in the summer when the heat index is too high.  I hate training inside, so it takes a lot to keep me from heading out.  The one nice thing (and it is the only one I can think of) about winter training, is that I can sleep in late on weekends and do my runs when it warms up a little.  In the summer, I always try to beat the heat by getting up super early.

In my opinion, there is no way to make the treadmill fun…I just have to push through.  As for the bike, I hope on the trainer and do so during basketball games or put a movie in to make the time go faster.  If you have a way to make the treadmill fun, please share!

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Next Weeks Topic: Racing & Vacations

Next Weeks Question: Do you make vacations out of your races when they are far from home?

Monday Brain Exchange Week 24- Back And Running 2011 :)

It’s back 🙂

Every Monday, at the end of the current weeks M.B.E answer, I will post a question for the following week.  This way you can cue your post for Monday if you wish.  If Monday doesn’t work for you, you can still play along any day of the week that works best. If you want to play along, all you have to do is post the question and your answer on your own blog.  Link your post to my blog so that I know you have participated, and in the following weeks post, I will link all the participant blogs from the prior week.

Next Weeks Topic: 2011 Racing

Next Weeks Question: What race are you most excited for in 2011?  Any destination races?  Are you trying out a new distance.  Tell us what it is in general you are looking forward to when it comes to 2011 racing.

Hands Down Winner…

I think everyone would agree, that all my MBE* did a great job with their poems (if you haven’t read them, I encourage you to do so) but there can only be one winner and that award goes to the talented new artist Lindsay Pie-Dizzle.  Check out her 2010 re-cap featuring some amazing bloggers 🙂

And if you are wondering…she already has an agent. Me. And her agent is attending the Grammys with her.  So everyone back off.

 

The prize will be mailed out post-holiday season 🙂

Monday Brain Exchange- Wrap Up

Last weeks participants….it was a great week! Anne, Kandi, Kittzy, Heather, Whitney, Kim and Darlene

This Weeks Topic: 2010 Wrap Up (+ Give-A-Way)

This Weeks Question: Write a poem (any kind works) that sums up your 2010 year of racing.  The most creative poem will be rewarded.  (Poem must appear in a MBE post on your own page by Tuesday, December 21, 2010 to be eligible.)

I am not participating in this week (however, I will be posting my wrap up in a separate post) since I am holding it as a give-a-way as well.  Don’t forget, if you are participating this week you have until tomorrow to post.  I will be voting then; if I get enough participants, I will be holding a poll to help me vote a winner 🙂  The give-a-way will be reader specific so until I have a winner, I don’t know the prize.

 


Next Monday, I will post a question for Week 23. 

THERE WILL BE NO MBE THIS WEEK DUE TO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.